Don't you love it when your kids take an interest in your Transformers

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Sideswipe80, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Sideswipe80

    Sideswipe80 Well-Known Member

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    My 2 year old lately has been really digging my Masterpiece Optimus and movie toys I have on display. She even likes me reading some of my old TF comics to her. Makes me feel good lol. My wife thinks it's cute lol. Good times.
     
  2. TFW10

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    Can't say, don't have kids.
     
  3. Blurr ftw

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    dont have a kid myself but its good to see when the young take interest makes the series live on
     
  4. Yoakem

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    Warms my heart to read that. Hopefully, this is one kid that won't grow up on the slop people are now calling 'childrens programs.'
     
  5. darkpsi

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    Totally can relate. My 4 year old worships Transformers now. All because of Daddy. It is funny, his friends barely know what he is talking about when he talks about G1. Yes he has watched all the episodes with me.

    Good times is right!
     
  6. Sideswipe80

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    Oh don't worry, I won't allow that to happen, no matter the cost lol.
     
  7. FatalT 71

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    Sharing Transformers with my daughter makes the hobby that much more fun - we watch Prime, G1, and Animated together, saw DOTM, hunt for toys...

    I just get worried when I see this:

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    Usually her allowance gets a bump in such situations...
     
  8. darkpsi

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    Such a sweet little Decepticon
     
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    I don't have kids Never will but I do have younger cousin and a Niece/Nephew on the way (dont' know what the gender if my sister baby). My cousin love my toys and old G1 cartoons. Got to get the new one on the way off to a good start when they get here.
     
  10. big hank

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    Have no kids but my nieces (3 & 5) love my Legends figures. They can do it themselves and think their uncle has the coolest toys.
     
  11. Sideswipe80

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    LOL awesome!
     
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    My ten year old step son loves when I get out my Transformers toys. And I don't blame him, the original Transformer toys were the best. He's not a huge fan of the original cartoon series though. When it comes to action cartoons, he prefers super heroes. He does like the original animated movie, and the two part episode where Optimus Prime comes back to life.
     
  13. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    Wanna chime in on this.

    My 3 1/2 year old just LOVES TFs now. He loves the movies, the 86 movie, the G1 episodes..

    My favorite shit in the world, is when he watches G1 toons, he says, "daddy...thats the REAL Starscream/megatron/optimus prime"

    My collecting is causing a conflict within me now that he is getting a lil older. I have my Man cave, with hundreds of Joes, and TFs on shelves for display" he loves to go down there, and pick out a few to play with now and then, but he always relates these toys as "daddys". I started collecting waay before he was concieved...
    My dad never had "toys" like I have when I grew up. He was into cars and building shit..you know. I have seriously considered offing my entire collection save for a few like my HA collection, and Leaders, because I think toys should be about my kid now....very conflicted.
    But its something we do together. My dad played with me alot...some of my greatest memorys. I DO tell my son that these are "ours" now, but will be HIS when he gets a lil older. but 3-5 years down the road, his interests may change..

    Very conflicted right now....
     
  14. The Mad Vulcan

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    My dad did have toys, which was a plus really. He tended to have toys which were slightly older than me and were slightly above my level. I was only allowed to play with them when he was around, but they were very cool.

    Also, there is a tendency for me to look back to the 70's toys as being slightly superior to the 80's toys that I had. 80's toys had lots of gimics, but 70's toys were made stronger and generally did not think that anything was too dangerous for kids.

    He had a good number of double-A battery powered cards, pull back cars, and remote or radio controlled cars, as well as slot cars.
     
  15. darkpsi

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    His tastes may change in time but he will never forget these times with you. This is a hobby that both of you share. Unlike other stuff like Thomas, Spongebob, etc., you both share the same interest in something. He will hold on to it longer that way. Besides, there is just so much more cooler crap out there in the Transformers universe to keep his attention. Then when he is in his 30s, he will be the same like you.

    At least that is the way I see it.

    I am still lucky though... he does not like the big transformers only legend class so I don't have to give up my collection. He does though like to go through all my miscellaneous parts I use for customs and have fun with a half gutted robot.

    I hope he never loses interest in this...


     
  16. sh002

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    it's cool when they get fascinated by them as long as they handle them without breaking or dropping them. ouch.
     
  17. turboedguy

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    My 16 year old daughter thinks im a nerd.:( 
     
  18. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    My daughter is due this Nov. I will make sure she is a TF nut as her father. :D 
     
  19. TrueNomadSkies

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    Well, did she cheer a lot during the 1st half of the G1 movie? Like, during the great Autobot slaughter?
     
  20. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    Thanks man. Your absolutely right. I've been thinkin too much about HIM, and us playing is more about US, and the memorys that he will have, like I have...
     

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